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Bluestone Dam, 165 ft. high and 2,048 ft. long, spans the New River at Hinton, WV forming Bluestone Lake, the third largest lake in West Virginia. The summer pool Bluestone Lake covers 2,040 acres and is 10.7 miles long. Bluestone Dam was constructed as part of the Kanawha River Basin flood control system primarily to reduce major flood damages along the New, Kanawha, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers.

The Visitor Center has tours, open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, are free Wed-Thur at 1:30PM and Sat-Sun at 2:00 PM Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Free group tours are available year round upon request. Additional attractions include Bellepoint picnic shelter, little league baseball field, tennis courts, basketball court, and recreation.

Location: 701 Miller Avenue, Hinton West Virginia 25951 Telephone 304-466-1234

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